Dunne and Shittu apologise to Millwall fans after thrashing

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ALAN Dunne and Danny Shittu have apologised to the Millwall supporters that saw their side thrashed 6-1 by Norwich City on Boxing Day.

The defensive duo, who have both worn the captain's armband this season, were part of the back four that shipped a hatful of goals on a bleak afternoon at Carrow Road.

And they have both taken to Twitter to say sorry for the result and performance.

https://twitter.com/alandunne2/status/548548555397693440

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63 thoughts on “Dunne and Shittu apologise to Millwall fans after thrashing

  • December 27, 2014 at 10:37
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    Sorry? ????????? SHAPE UP OR SHIP OUT.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 10:46
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    Yes indeed..it seems to be a recurring theme..perhaps they should all give up their wages and pay the supporter who travelled to see the rubbish they dished up...

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    • December 27, 2014 at 10:59
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      @peter2545: Yep Peter2545, that would be a better gesture than the words of Apoligy.With the wages that they get a whip - round would not be missed, or as they have all our names who attended , send us a free ticket for another away game ! Doubt if that will happen.lets hope Ollie brings some good new blood into the team by 10 Jan 2015. Then watch us gooooooo! ( NOLU, WDC ).

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      • December 27, 2014 at 11:31
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        @BUSHWACKER14: never watched so much s*** in my life..mind you the selection was dread..soon we'll be singing we got no fans

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        • December 27, 2014 at 12:06
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          @Jim28: LOL! Jim28, we will still be going to see the Lions, even if we were in the Conference league! ( you know the "SUPER SUPPORTER" that's cause we are MILLWALL ! ( NOLU, WDC ).

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  • December 27, 2014 at 10:51
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    My kids can type better than those two, I think that sums things up really.

    They seem to care but they simply do not have the ability to compete at this level. We have chanced our arm in the last two seasons and have managed to stay up........ I can not see that being the case again this year I am afraid.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 10:58
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    You should of saved it for after the Bournemouth game.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 11:05
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    Get in a room somewhere n sort it out. That was s***. Look at each other man to man , the players, the coaches and talk about respect. Respect for the club, the supporters , each other but most of all for yourselves.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 11:08
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    I have seen some poor defending over the years at Millwall but that was shocking. They looked completely clueless and not bothered how many they conceded. How much longer can Dunney keep getting picked and turning in performances like that. We can't defend and we can't score, lets just hope there are three teams in this league that are worse than us!

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  • December 27, 2014 at 11:18
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    See warnock s a free agent now, and local watch your back Olly

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    • December 27, 2014 at 12:22
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      @brockleysfinest: So predictable that somebody puts that tw*ts name forward. We don't need another media whore at our club, young managers with something to prove who can grow with the club is what we should be looking at. Just because we got our fingers burnt with Lomas doesn't mean that's not the way to go.

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      • December 27, 2014 at 14:30
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        @lion.ie: totally agree with you. Maybe if we had a decent go at getting Eddie Howe when jacket went we might not be in this state now. But as usual our board were slow and showed no stamina in getting the right man first time with a decent budget... It'll remain this way until something changes at the highest level

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  • December 27, 2014 at 11:29
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    I've invested 42 years in millwall. I'm not in the ollie out brigade. I've said from way back we need a root and branch plan. I've watched some s**** from my club and this is not the worst we've been. ok its gutting getting beat, but ollie is putting in place a system that if it pays off the long term future of the club will be strong. from the bottom up he has a goal, lets get behind the team for the bigger picture. think swansea or southampton, that could be us. it will hurt at times, but I'm fed up with the lack of a plan going back to the dark days. millwall forever.

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    • December 27, 2014 at 11:36
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      @TONY BLOCK28: If MFC are not careful they will end up like Coventry and its the lower leagues we will be heading to if that muppet stays as manager, he has not got a clue.

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      • December 27, 2014 at 11:48
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        @Peckhamlad: don't think that will happen, there is massive pressure on ollie to stay in this league, it might have been better to have dropped last season. but we are where we are. we have some really good young ones coming through in the next 3 years or so, if ollie is not given the slack he needs, we will end up with some other bod who will be in the same boat. there is three worse teams than us so we will be ok.

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        • December 27, 2014 at 14:26
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          @TONY BLOCK28: Swansea and Southampton was getting an extra 10,000 bums on seats than we are, you have to go back to the eighties to find our biggest spend. That's just criminal if your looking to have a decent long term plan. At the minute we're treading water. Look at the money Bournemouth and brentford have spent and look where they are! No argument mate we have to hold our hands up and admit we're a small club with small plans

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    • December 27, 2014 at 11:46
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      @TONY BLOCK28: i've invested most of my life following mfc..and i still cant remember such crap as this ..there might of been worse back in the 70'z & 80's but we had other things to occupy ourselves with..

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      • December 27, 2014 at 11:54
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        @Jim28: jim i understand, last time we had a millwall team that had a bright future was the cahill, reid, saddlier team. then nothing coming through. at least with ollie he has started the production line, and hopefully keep it going for the good of millwall. palace find them ( zaha ) why haven't we ? short term plans never work.

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        • December 27, 2014 at 12:27
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          @TONY BLOCK28: dont get me wrong i'am not calling for his head that decision lies soley with jb....the likes of fred & o'brien are now ready..but there are others that will take a little while longer..i believe the spine of next years team will come from bombers squad..

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        • December 27, 2014 at 12:27
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          @TONY BLOCK28: What exactly has 'Ollie' done to 'start the production line'? All the youngsters we have were coming through long before he joined and all he has done this season is messed them around, Jack Powell being the prime example, comes into the side, does nothing wrong, plays well and is sent backwards to the reserves.

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          • December 27, 2014 at 12:59
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            @lion.ie: the team is under pressure as much on the field as off. this league is as tough as any in the world. it can destroy young players like jack. with time him and fred will be regulars.

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      • December 27, 2014 at 12:56
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        @timchimes: the system of getting all the squads right through to the first team playing the same systems. so when young lads make the step up they are comfortable within the team. producing players to fit into the style of play. takes time granted but its long term not short.

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        • December 27, 2014 at 15:32
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          @TONY BLOCK28: @TONY BLOCK28:
          That would be the "system" of choosing 10 outfield players on seemingly random basis with the formation changing from game to game with neither rhyme nor reason would it?

          Frankly I had my suspicions that was a load of old rubbish the first time I heard it but it beggars belief that people are still buying into this tired old spin despite the overpowering evidence that Holloway is staggering from game to game with not a semblance of an effective or even comprehensible plan.

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          • December 28, 2014 at 06:59
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            @The Humble One: we are playing to a system, yes it looks disjointed at times, look at the stats and we are on par with teams if not better save for one thing, putting the ball in the onion bag.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 11:30
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    Sorry, that makes it ok then !!! f*** off you c****

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  • December 27, 2014 at 11:43
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    They should have got in their apologies for losing 8-0 to Bournemouth while they were at it.

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    • December 27, 2014 at 12:46
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      @jamie:

      B have already won 8-0 this season so I do not think they will do it twice in one year , that is unusual - so 7-0 or 9-0 take your choice

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  • December 27, 2014 at 11:55
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    Dunne just go and take Holloway with you.
    Fed up with watching this complete b*****s.
    45 years of watching Millwall cannot remember such dross.
    And we have had poor teams like down the years like early 80`s.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 12:07
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    I want a clean sheet and 3 good quality goals tomorrow rather than an apology. Fed up of us losing the title of Millwall FC and having it replaced with Whipping Boys FC or Laughing Stock FC. Take our club seriously or tear up your contracts and do the right thing... F*** Off. To the majority of the players we have, I say this to you... " We as Millwall Fans are not as daft as some of you may think. There are a lot of us who think a lot of you aren't good enough to compete in this division, let alone play for our Club. So far all you are doing is proving us right. Ian Hollaway, your team selections, formations and tactics are not working. Stop looking for excuses and start finding solutions or you can leave with my blessing. I would rather all the sh1t c3nts leave our club even if it means the best 20 fans we have, have to play for us until the season ends. I for one would do a better job than most of you! I'd certainly beat you for passion and pride. You know what needs to be done. Don't fail us anymore.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 12:20
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    You and the other team members pay those who went up there the ticket price and a beer.
    The least you can do for the few who saved up for that performance. Must have most addresses.
    Thankfully that does not include me.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 12:27
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    Were all getting sick of the apologies then a few games later it happens again if players are really sorry then all club together and refund the fans that went the ticket price and lets say £50 travel expenses
    That to me would show just how sorry you all are otherwise its just an empty gesture and means nothing

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  • December 27, 2014 at 12:47
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    Maybe people will now finally wake up and see that Shittu is not the answer to our defensive problems. Never wanted Holloway, still don't and his selection yesterday beggars belief but sacking him now would leave us in bigger trouble in my opinion. The one positive aspect of Holloway's time is some of his signings so I think we need to see who he buys/loans in January and give him to the end of the season. As much as I think he is over rated as a manager another change so soon after Lomas can't be good for continuity and I think Holloway will scrape enough results to keep us up. If we stay up and are still struggling in October 2015 it will be time to change. Priority is a decent centre half who can properly organise the back four, not just shout and yell but spot where the holes are and plug them as the game develops. All that said, if we get another hammering tomorrow then Holloway's position with the all of the fans, not just us doubters, might become completely broken and there'll be no way back once that happens.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 12:49
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    WHY AOPLOGISE FOR DOING YOUR BEST, ALAN AND DANNY?

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  • December 27, 2014 at 12:52
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    I like everybody is completely fed up with the run we are on, like most I go to the Den with a feeling of dread every time. Do I think Ollie has got it wrong, yes the results prove that, are the players getting it wrong, yes again but do I think they are not trying, no I think all are doing there best not good enough as of yet but they are trying. Now really is the time to get behind the team, not easy but just imagine if it was one of us lucky and talented enough to be sitting in the dressing room then some players start saying we useless, not good enough, and do not know what we are doing, what I would want is someone to stand up and say we are better than them, we can get out of this, we can give a performance for the fans and for our own professional pride it is the very least we expect as fans to happen, so is it not up to us fans to do the same. Millwall is family, as family we back each other up in private we might say 'got that wrong son' but to the outside world you stick together which means going to the Den make noise back the team, starting tomorrow.

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    • December 27, 2014 at 16:45
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      @lennie the lion: I have too many decades invested in following this club to just give up now, I know this squad isn't good enough and the manager has made some cock ups. You are right though, this is what we have to go with till the end of the season, so I will try to forgive and let them prove they actually care and are the right people for this club. What choice do we have, we can't afford to completely change the squad or the manager, and to be honest I don't think getting rid of Ollie is the correct thing to do anyway.he needs a chance to bring his own players in and learn how to manage this great club properly. No previous job will compare.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 12:54
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    I won't win many friends with this post but I couldn't really care less.
    Dunney and the shitt epitomises everything Millwall and have at some point single handedly pulled us out of the s***, for that we've been grateful.
    They have both at some point single handedly put us in the s***, for that we've hung them both out to dry and rightly so.
    Both are not and never have been great footballers blessed with technical ability more hearts on sleave types, players that are at times needed to just be heard or getting that ball in to row z sticking their foot in Where it hurts and getting "one for the team"
    Both are the wrong side of 30 and pretty much nearing the end, fortunately or unfortunately ? Split decision, can both be afforded a starting birth when the chips are down? Would you play both when the goings good? Personally I would play neither at anytime unless injury or suspension forced my hand. As you know dunne has never been my favourite, even more so as a centre half, bad right back yes, centre half absolutely no chance.
    He's cost us big time with his discipline and terrible awareness the past couple seasons but he also stood up when counted end of last season when everyone else went missing and I really don't think it would have worked if any other player or manager or member of staff had done the same thing, that was pure "Millwall from the heart", cheers dunney. Shittu has been a rock, one of the best defensive headers of the ball I've seen in a wall shirt definately the loudest, throws himself about and HAD great timing in the tackle, I repeat, HAD. sadly his timing is no longer what it was and although he's still got it in the air The ball seems to go 30 ft up in the air straight back down to the opposition's feet, no direction with it what so ever. Although never the quickest he made up for the lack of speak with his positioning, well that seem to have evaded him as well.
    Respect certainly due for both but the time has come for both to hand over the rains both legends in their own right but it's now far too painful to watch em struggle through it. Hard to let go but it must be and needs to be done.
    I said previously that we need more than just "millwall" and having just "Millwall" in the back line cost us dear yesterday, yes the other 9 where as bad but we know they're bad. 2015 nearly and all people expect are
    Dunne's and shittu's and are more than happy to have only that. Well they're are quickly dying breed and come the end of the season will be a thing of the past so why not from Jan expect a whole lot more technical ability, team ethics, pace, ability to follow instructions, fan, badge and wage appreciation with a nice topping of "millwall" can't be too much to ask for can it?
    Can't be too hard to get can

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    • December 27, 2014 at 16:49
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      @lukesmithmfc: hi Luke I've had some fun arguing the benefits of Dunne with you over the past seasons, but now I have to agree with you. Can't fault either of them for heart but neither is good enough to start in the team. They are now both a liability at this level and unfortunately we don't seem to have good alternatives. Maybe the right choice is to bring Goodman back and play him alongside Beevers. I still hold out hope for Webster.

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      • December 28, 2014 at 00:37
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        @glyngo: hi glyn
        like wise mate, I guess its time we found something or someone else to argue about lol.
        have to agree with you (for now) maybe given a decent run webster could prove himself.
        Goodman looks a decent prospect but the one im putting me money on is young sid Nelson, hes looked the muts everytime ive seen him, think he got injured start of the season, dont know if or when hes back but was very impressed.
        as you've rightly said we have no choice at the min but to play what we have, who knows maybe come end of next week thatll all change. I certainly hope so glyn.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 13:07
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    Briggs- not good enough that's why Fulham let him go
    Dunne - been a good player when in league 1 but not good enough for championship
    Forde - too many mistakes, but need to stick with him cos of the bumper contract we give him to stay!
    Shittu - hero to zero. Not good enough for this league. Seen milk turn quicker.
    Malone - like Lilly savage and lightweight but no one better.
    Fuller - ok as a sub
    Gregory - got to play every game simple as that.
    Beevers - apart from being slow, probably starts as centre half.
    Williams - our only real footballer
    Easter - worth another chance along side Gregory?
    Woodford - real potential and a good left foot, should score more.
    Martin - injured too often but needs to start. More to come and soon.
    McDonald - do we put him upfront with Gregory or leave him in midfield? Been best player so far.
    Abdou - play him next to williams? Great work rate and committed but struggles at this level.
    Webster - been sh1t lately but need to make a decision on him along side beevers.
    Wilkinson - has to start. Experienced and better than dunned.
    Marquis - thanks but goodbye
    Robbo - can't do any worse than these clowns and we miss his leadership. Olly has made his decision.

    I think most people have got it right on here, the formation must be simple and the team selection needs to be given a few games without changing it. Olly has over complicated things and the players don't know their ar5e from their elbow.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 13:11
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    yesterday is now history the only way of saying sorry is to go out & beat Bournemouth tomorrow if not beat them have a f****** good performance you owe us that much. We want to see the same committment you showed when Ollie first joined us. And us the fans have got to do our bit as well coyl.

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    • December 27, 2014 at 13:27
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      @block 28: Agree 100% just give a respectable performance we can take positives from and get an idea of the players who genuinely care about changing their form and performances. Any manager would struggle at this club with our financial budget, give holloway a chance, he pulled of a miracle last season it would take anyone time to sort out the situation we are in financially and in terms of contracts etc.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 13:12
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    Maybe get off twitter dunney and sought your positioning out!!!!

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  • December 27, 2014 at 13:35
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    Why cant they all go and see the wizard. TO GIVE THEM A HEART. maybe it would help.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 13:56
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    If we lose tomorrow then I think Holloway has to go...1 win in 19 is just not good enough, he has been at the club long enough, taken the team to Portugal twice..and a lot of good that has done...talked a lot but has taken Millwall backwards. The board as usual have ducked under the parapet, they have a lot of responsibility too. There has to be a better manager out there.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 14:23
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    Forde had a shocker,but let us remember he has saved us a lot this season,without him we would now be bottem of the league.
    In my view the problem we have is with IH,it's the madcap way he has gone about selection of the team this year.
    Yes we have many player's that are not good enough for this league,but why oh why does IH try to play formation's that top team's are playing when we have very little or no pace in the side.
    The player's must be as demoralised as us fan's are,so come ollie start playing formation's our player's are capable of seeing through in game's.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 14:27
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    I agree with all the comments made on this and previous threads after the Norwich defeat. IH team selections, tactics and formations are as bad if not worse than when Lomas was in charge. The only thing that I can say in his defence is that he inherited most of this squad from Jackett and Lomas. If we could only avoid relegation this season, of which I have serious doubts, then I would like to see what he does to rebuild the squad next Summer. Also just before the start of the January transfer window is never an ideal time to sack a Manager because anyone new will have little time to assess the squad in the short time the window is open.

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    • December 27, 2014 at 17:03
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      @denslions: I thought it would be an ideal time for Holloway to go. New manager will attract might attrac better pllayers. After all who wants to play for someone as clueless and useless as him?

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      • December 27, 2014 at 18:05
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        @Peckhamlad: The point I was trying to make is that if Holloway was sacked now a replacement wouldn't be in place tomorrow. By the time a new appointment was made and he has assessed the squad and decided where replacements are needed the transfer will have closed. Brighton are managerless at the moment so they will have to appoint a replacement very quickly if they want make any January signings.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 14:48
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    Just the F... Shut up your all S..t
    A disgrace to wear the shirt totally ashamed of the lot of you that includes IH and the coaches we are a laughing stock
    F...... Lions a joke your dragging us down

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  • December 27, 2014 at 14:50
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    The Bournemouth game is now going to be massive so the team needs the fans support more than ever, so everyone available should be at this game to give the place a lift as opposed to other moaning football supporters giving there own teams stick, as Millwall are not that type of club with more footballing educated fans and not booing idiots!!

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  • December 27, 2014 at 14:59
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    Sorry boys not interested in apologies anymore, we've heard all this far too much this season. Yesterday's performance was embarrassing to say the least. If you can't go out and give it your all as a professional footballer, then it's time to get a proper job and work your nuts of like the rest of us.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 16:18
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    Hahaha Alan Dunne is a fool Blocked me on Twitter for saying he played SH*T

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    • December 27, 2014 at 18:56
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      Hi All
      It has been said a number of times recently that we need to wait until Holloway gets his own players in for the team. Well to my mind he can already put out 10 players that he has signed! It would be a 4-3-3 formation as follows:-
      GK -Ford – Can be considered a Holloway Player as he chose to give him a new contract
      RB – Wilkinson – Best choice for position
      CB – Webster – Why sign him & not play him
      CB – Beevers – The only one not a Holloway signing
      LB – Briggs – Why did he sign him if he is not good enough
      RM – Upson – Has not done anything drastically wrong
      CM – Martinez – Jury out but should be good enough
      LM – Williams – I think we can all agree as a good signing
      RF – Gueye – Has potential
      CF – Fuller – Old but should have the guile to achieve
      LF – Gregory – Hopefully will come good.

      No doubt you will all have your comments on this, but if Holloway signed them then why not be judged by his actions & actually play them.

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      • December 27, 2014 at 20:41
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        @ArtfulDodger: The team you have named is a very good one. The only problem is that IH would leave Wilkinson, Webster or Beevers out to make a place for Dunne n the side!

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  • December 27, 2014 at 21:19
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    Dunn hand the captain arm band band worst captain in millwall history now do the right thing

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  • December 28, 2014 at 08:11
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    Just f;;;;;k off dunne u make me sick with your bolloxs your not millwall you give it the big un in the night clubs then I take my kids down the den and pay my hard earnt money to watch you play like a mug

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